In July 2019 in Surabaya, Indonesia, Mark Nickless and Laurie Bonner-Nickless presented their paper titled “THE PIASA –SUPPRESSED PROOF OF MING CHINESE EXPLORATION IN THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY OF AMERICA” in which they argue that the Piasa, a monument overlooking the Mississippi River, was neither of Native or European origin, but of Ming Chinese. For centuries, the Piasa’s origins were shrouded in mystery, due to confusion that arose from deliberate fabrications and misdirection led by those with political agendas.
However, Mark Nickless and Laurie Bonner-Nickless have looked beyond the surface to present this ground-breaking theory based on early eyewitness accounts, previously ignored in many modern interpretations. In this paper, they describe the events that lead to the confusion, the reasons why it was such a mystery and ultimately, why the Piasa was destroyed and forgotten.
To read the full article, download here (courtesy of Mark Nickless and Laurie Bonner-Nickless):
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